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verb dedicate pronunciation in American English /ˈdedɪˌkeɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydedicate
he/she/itdedicates
present participlededicating
past tensededicated
past participlededicated

phrasal verb

dedicate to

[transitive]
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I/you/we/theydedicate to
he/she/itdedicates to
present participlededicating to
past tensededicated to
past participlededicated to
  1. 1
    to spend your time and effort doing something
    dedicate something to something:

    Andy wants to dedicate more time to his hobbies.

    dedicate something to doing something:

    This woman has dedicated her whole life to helping others.

    dedicate yourself to something:

    He dedicated himself to academic work.

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    Synonyms and related words for this sense of dedicate
  2. 2
    dedicate something to someone to say at the beginning of something such as a book or song that it has been written for a person you love or admire

    Lynne has dedicated the novel to her friend Norma.

  3. 3
    dedicate something to something to use space, time, or money for a particular thing

    The newspaper dedicated three whole pages to pictures of the flood.

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